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Cranbrook to Waterton National park

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Cranbrook to Waterton National park


just looking for ideas of places to vistit on our drive from Cranbrook Bc to Waterton National park we have got all day so there is no rush

many thanks


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1. Re: Cranbrook to Waterton National park

You will go right through the Crowsnest Pass, where there is plenty to see and do.

The train museum is Cranbrook is a great place visit if you are at all interested in the hirstory of trains in this country. Also, Fort Steele is just east of Cranbrook and is a living historic town. You could while away an entire afternoon there!

You could make a quick stop in Sparwood and have your picture taken in front of the World's Largest Truck. Or at least it used to be, lol.

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2. Re: Cranbrook to Waterton National park

Depends what you're interested in. From Sparwood you could turn up toward Elkford if you want to see another view of the Rockies from most tourists. Fernie itself is an interesting area to explore. If you are more in the mood for a fairly civilized swim go down to Surveyor's Lake just south of Elko.

The old town of Frank (now part of the crowsnest pass communities) has an interesting history since it was all but obliterated by the collapse of a large chunk of Turtle Mountain (which is threatening to do the same again). They have an interesting interpretation centre.

While it is a little bit out of your way, I'd suggest going to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump (Alta.). There is a great museum there and a lot of information about pre-contact native history.

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